Despite the global energy crisis, the citizens of Ukraine will be provided with electricity and heating. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a video address to Ukrainians.
"First, the state has prepared nuclear energy. In recent weeks, two additional units have been launched: at Rivne and Zaporizhzhia NPPs. Another unit of Zaporizhzhia NPP will be launched in the coming weeks - by the end of November. Blackouts can scare only those who have disabled logic and critical thinking," said the President.
The President urged citizens not to listen to false statements about blackouts, which are sometimes heard on some biased TV channels. "And it's better not to watch them at all - it saves nerves and electricity," he added.
In addition, Volodymyr Zelenskyy assured that there would be no shortage of coal in Ukraine.
"In addition to our Ukrainian coal, there will be seven Panamax ships that are already on the way to Ukraine and will arrive in Ukrainian ports in the near future. The coal we deliver by sea completely covers the needs of the energy sphere until the end of this year. If necessary, our same actions will cover the needs until the end of the entire heating season," the President said.
The President stressed that Ukraine does not buy coal from representatives of illegal groups from the temporarily occupied territories.
"Some TV channels, under the guise of various arguments, actively condemn that. Although, in my opinion, the convicts should be those who bought it from the unrecognized territories in previous years. We do not pay and will not pay those who do not recognize our independence, and we are taking the first step towards full energy independence of Ukraine," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
"I will talk about the next steps shortly," the President added.